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Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield:
Essex County:
New Jersey:

128 (+54%)
2,262 (+19%)
22,255 (+19%)

Deaths

Bloomfield:
Essex County:
New Jersey:

4 (+0%)
69*
355 (+33%)

As of 4/31/20 at 2:30 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 3/31 to 4/1. Sources: State of New Jersey and Mayor Michael Venezia.

*Essex County deaths have no percentage change because this is the first time we’re reporting them.


Top news

Small business emergency assistance grant applications to open April 3
From New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Bloomfield confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 128, number to rise as testing increases
From Mayor Michael Venezia

Newark, Irvington, Orange, East Orange launch collaboration to prevent spread of coronavirus
From Newark Patch

N.J. requires mask-wearing at all times for staff at nursing homes to avoid asymptomatic transmission of coronavirus
From NJ Spotlight

N.J. tax filing deadline extended to July 15 amid coronavirus
From Governor Phil Murphy

25% of coronavirus infected have no symptoms, CDC considers recommending Americans wear masks to prevent transmission
From NPR

Zoom Shabbat, drive-through confessional: Faith during coronavirus
From Christian Science Monitor


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Local news

Town council meeting from March 30 available for viewing online
From Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Best Bagels donates made-to-cook bagels and pizzas to Church on the Green’s open-air pantry
From Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

Bloomfield Recreation and Art League launch 10-day art challenge, winners to receive art supplies, membership
From Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Clifton business hiring tool and dye maker
From Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield bakery offering DIY cookie kits with curbside pickup amid coronavirus
From Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Essex County executive, sheriff among confirmed coronavirus cases
From Livingston Patch

Amazon Prime available at discount to EBT, Medicaid card holders, option for those who can’t find products locally
From Bloomfield Pulse


Regional news

Plainfield baby supply and diaper bank seeks donations amid increased need from coronavirus outbreak
From TAPinto Bloomfield

Governor Phil Murphy does not plan to suspend full-service gas rules despite industry group recommendations
From WHYY

College students throughout N.J. seek tuition, room and board reimbursement amid coronavirus closures
From NJ Spotlight

N.J. extends deadline for state college tuition aid to June 1
From Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. to temporarily reactivate licenses of retired healthcare workers, provide temporary licenses of foreign doctors amid coronavirus
From Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. receives a total of 650 ventilators from national stockpile as of April 1, needs 1,650 more
From NJ.com

Bus drivers, substitute teachers, school support staff out of work amid coronavirus closures
From NJ.com

32 NJ Transit workers test positive for coronavirus, union advises workers personally clean work areas
From NJ.com

Long Branch joins other shore communities in closing boardwalk amid coronavirus
From NJ.com

Hospitals repurposing anesthesia machines to make up for lack of ventilators
From Governor Phil Murphy

2,000 nurses, 500 EMTs, 250 ambulances on their way to NYC, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak
From New York Times

NYC to investigate firing of Amazon worker who led Staten Island strike for additional coronavirus precautions
From Gothamist